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Justin C. Jacobs
Chief Executive Officer

Prior to Mr. Jacobs’ employment with the Company, most recently he was a Managing Director and a member of the management committee of Mill Road Capital Management LLC, where we worked since 2005. Mill Road Capital Management is an investment firm focused on investments in small, publicly traded companies. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Jacobs was employed at LiveWire Capital, an investment and management group backed primarily by The Blackstone Group and Thomas Lee Partners that focused on operationally intensive buyouts of middle market companies. While employed at LiveWire, he held various operational positions in numerous portfolio companies, including interim Chief Operating Officer, in addition to investment responsibilities. Before joining LiveWire, Mr. Jacobs was an investment professional in the private equity group at The Blackstone Group from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Jacobs is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee, Inc. He previously served as a member of the Boards of Directors of several public companies, including Ecology and Environment, Inc., Galaxy Nutritional Foods, Inc., National Technical Systems, Inc., and School Specialty, Inc., as well as numerous private companies, including Lignetics, Inc., Mother’s Market & Kitchen, Inc., PRT Growing Services LTD and Rubios Restaurants, Inc. Mr. Jacobs holds a B.S. from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia with concentrations in accounting and finance

Brian L. Tucker
President and Chief Operating Officer

Prior to Mr. Tucker’s employment with the Company, most recently he served as a Senior Vice President Operations for Patterson UTI Energy. Immediately before his time at Patterson, he held the role of Chief Operating Officer of Pioneer Energy Services. During his time at Pioneer, Mr. Tucker also held the roles of Senior Vice President Operations and Drilling/Well Services President before being named the COO in 2019. Prior to joining Pioneer, Mr. Tucker was a Vice President for Helmerich and Payne (H&P) serving as the South Texas Vice President of Operations from 2010 to 2012. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Tucker served as drilling engineer and operations manager for the Barnett Shale, South Texas, and West Texas operations for H&P. Originally from Odessa TX, Mr. Tucker served eight years as an officer in the U.S. Army, is a West Point graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 2014. He currently serves as a board member of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio.

James R. Hazlett
Vice President and Chief Technical Officer

James R. Hazlett, currently our Chief Technical Officer, has served in this capacity and as our Vice President-Technical Services since June 2005. He also served as Vice President of Sales of Screw Compression Systems, Inc. from 1997 until June 2007 when Screw Compression Systems, Inc. was merged into Natural Gas Services Group. After the merger in June 2007, Mr. Hazlett continues to remain employed by Natural Gas Services Group as Vice President-Technical Services. From 1982 to 1996, Mr. Hazlett served in management roles for Ingersoll Rand/Dresser Rand, working with compression of all types in several different departments from sales and service to engineering. From 1978 to 1982, Mr. Hazlett was employed by the down-hole tool division of Hughes Tool, designing and installing gas lift and plunger systems. Mr. Hazlett holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and has over 40 years of industry experience.

John Bittner
Interim Chief Financial Officer

John Bittner is currently a Senior Managing Director at Accordion Partners, a consulting firm focused on the Office of the CFO. Mr. Bittner has over 25 years of experience in advising companies in transition and serving in C-level, including CFO and COO. Mr. Bittner has also served in the role as an independent member of boards of director. He was previously a partner in the advisory practices of both PwC and Grant Thornton and is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas. Mr. Bittner holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a double major in accounting and finance from Texas A&M University.